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Night of Pastabilities Raises $5,968.43

On Friday, September 27, 2019 around 100 friends, family and community members attended West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science’s Night of Pastabilities annual fundraiser. The night was organized by The Power Parent Group.  The Night of Pastabilities raised $5,968.43 through a silent and live bidding auction. There were forty items that were part of the [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:23:50-04:00October 17th, 2019|School News|

Our Student’s Rocked the SAT

The Michigan Department of Education announced that only 24 schools who have higher subsidized lunch rates exceeded the state average SAT Scores. West Michigan of Environmental Science ranked 10th out of the 24 schools.   Based on the 36 juniors who took it, the average score was 1017, with an average math subscore of 512.5 and [...]

By |2019-09-23T11:20:26-04:00September 23rd, 2019|School News|

Thank you to the Wes Leonard Foundation

Thank you to the Wes Leonard Foundation for donating an automated external defibrillator to WMAES! This AED is valued at over $1,500 and will be a good health safety support for our new Early Childhood Center. Our principal Mrs. Barrett shared that she is thankful for the AED! "In an emergency needing an AED, time [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:25:30-04:00September 20th, 2019|School News|

Maranda Visits our Preschool Preview

We were able to spend some time with Maranda from WoodTV8 and talk about our new nature-based preschool that is opening this September 30th, 2019!  Pairing our brand new 8,972 square foot addition with our 62-acres campus will ensure that our preschoolers will be moving and engaged in hands-on learning every day. Every classroom will [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:22:02-04:00September 16th, 2019|School News|

Meet Our New Nature-Based Preschool Staff

This year, we have added our nature-based preschool where hands-on, experiential learning takes place. Our focus will be developing the foundation of early childhood academic skills that will make them prepared for kindergarten and beyond.    Inside the Early Childhood Center, you will also find two teachers that are trained in environmental education and motivated to [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:26:30-04:00September 15th, 2019|School News|

The view from our cafeteria window – our observation beehive

WMAES has an observation beehive that you can view from the cafeteria window. There is a bee safe box that holds 8 frames and a hole in the wall with a tube that leads to the outdoors. The bees come and go as they please without ever making contact with humans. If you haven't had [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:35:05-04:00September 11th, 2019|School News|

New Green Team for 2019/20

We are forming a new Green Team for the 2019-2020 school year.   It is open to 2nd-8th graders who are interested in helping the school to continue our commitment to sustainability by recycling, composting, attending bi-weekly meetings (Every other Tuesday), going on field trips, making new friends and much more. One representative will be [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:36:53-04:00August 20th, 2019|School News|

Blaze Their Own Trail

Students are thriving at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science through service learning. For the past nine years, WMAES students have been going on a week-long, environmentally-focused service learning trip. They have assisted with trail restoration and building, oyster restoration, community gardens and coastline preservation. This year, 18 students from the 11th and 12th grade [...]

By |2019-06-12T17:03:00-04:00June 12th, 2019|School News|

Maranda Visits for Earth Day

It could be said that every day is earth day at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science! Our students learn outdoors nearly every day by exploring our 62-acre campus. From gardens to grow our salad bar to trails and ponds to collect samples - our preschool through 12th-grade  students transition from desk to dirt all [...]

By |2019-10-08T08:30:17-04:00April 24th, 2019|School News|

Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life: Holly Orians

The quote “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” summarizes the passion and commitment Holly Orians has for the environmental education program at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science.   Holly Orians has been the key to its success. This is her 16th year at WMAES and she [...]

By |2019-05-28T12:27:25-04:00April 17th, 2019|School News|